Archives for March 18, 2009

First, draw a circle. Then, assemble your most incompetent boobs and make sure anyone who is competent you undermine. Such as the case of RNC Chairman Tom Steele … keep him in power only long enough to demonstrate (because you’ve totally undermined him) that his sort should be avoided in the future, once and for…

Police officers in northern Scotland have been accused of vandalising a Bronze Age site through ignorance after they removed bones and textiles from the 4,000-year-old burial chamber, apparently because they thought they were investigating a crime scene. The burial chamber, or cist, was discovered intact, in a field near Oykel Bridge in Sutherland. The area…

Minnesota Republicans Attack Gays

… with their continued effort to get a constitutional amendment in place that would ban same-sex marriage. This is partly in response to Democratic efforts to abrogate the radical right’s previously passed “Defense of Marriage” law. Abrogation of that piece of legislation via the legislature or a court decision would make marriage more or less…

According to this film, lifted from ABATC I made a list using whatever gender cues were given of what was seemingly suggesed for boys vs. girls to aspire to. No great surprizes. Well, actually, there are few slightly surprising items on the girls’ list. 1

False Starts and Cold Snaps

False starts and cold snaps. A sign of warm weather followed by an icy slap in the face. That’s a Minnesota spring. Native Minnesotans pretend this does not bother them, but it does. I can see it in their eyes, and every now and then someone will let out a plaintive wail or even just…

Open source healthcare is forging forward quickly on the Internet. But, fast developments often produce many failures. But, many medicinal open source projects that have gained success development. This success shows that open source alone is not the solitary factor in development. Instead, look to great management, public relations, marketing and a sound program that…

Gnome vs. KDE

No, this is not a post about which one is better. Not yet, anyway. I just want to mention that today, March 18th, the next version of Gnome is expected to come out, and yesterday, March 17th, I finished my personal test run of KDE 4.whatever. I like KDE … the new version …. to…

Flight Attendant Rap

Hat Tip Miss Cellania

Rhythms of a Winter Day

Hat Tip: Tim

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